Archive for the ‘Parents’ Category

John Dewey High School S.L.T. Meeting

 Thursday, May 21 at 4:00 PM. Please contact Mrs. Gattuso for log in information. kgattuso@schools.nyc.gov

Parent Support Event

Food Pantry

JDHS Seniors of 2020

Help Celebrate and Congratulate our Senior Class of 2020. Follow us on Instagram @jdhsseniors2020 https://www.instagram.com/jdhsseniors2020/

Updates on Use of Zoom Platform

May 6, 2020

Dear Families,

As we enter a new month, we continue to work to equip all of you, our families and our school communities, with the information, tools, and resources that you need for remote learning as we fight the COVID-19 pandemic together as a City. This has been an ongoing process, as we all blaze new trails in uncharted territory of fully remote learning. Throughout it all, the health, safety, and security of our communities has been our focus and priority.

As you may recall, security and privacy concerns for our students and staff, including unwanted and unsafe meeting interruptions, led us to prohibit the use of Zoom in early April. The decision was a difficult one, but after reviewing the risks, we know it was in the best interest of our school communities. As we indicated when we made this announcement in April, we would continue to engage Zoom and other online collaboration platforms to make sure that students, teachers, and everyone in the DOE community had safe, secure means to interact with each other that respected student privacy.

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PTA Meeting

Hamilton’s Highlights – May 4th, 2020

Our Poets celebrating National Poetry Month

Update for Families – Grading Policy

April 28, 2020

Dear Families,

This unprecedented time of COVID-19 has presented difficulty and struggles for all New Yorkers, and we recognize that supporting your children in their continued learning in the midst of this crisis has been no small feat. We are amazed by the resilience and resolve that all of you—the families of our 1.1 million students—have shown as we transformed our entire system to remote learning. We are grateful for all that you are doing to support the success of your child as we finish the 2019-2020 school year in remote learning.

This transition would be a challenge at any time, but in the midst of the anxiety and trauma so many of our communities are experiencing due to the pandemic, it could have been insurmountable. Still, you have done it, being there for your children in every way you can to support their learning despite not necessarily knowing where the next meal will be coming from, or dealing with illness or loss in your family or community, or any other number of insecurities this time has brought.

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Hamilton’s Highlights – April 27th, 2020